Archives & Special Collections is located in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center on the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut and is open to the public. The University's archival, manuscript and special collections are accessed in the John P. McDonald Reading Room. The Samuel and Ann Charters Multimedia Room, located inside the McDonald Reading Room, serves researchers using multimedia materials. The multimedia room is equipped with a listening station for patrons using sound recording materials.
Permission to examine materials will be granted to all persons who complete the Application for Use of Materials form, provide valid identification (preferably a driver's license or UConn ID), and agree to abide by the rules and regulations governing use of materials. Permission is granted subject to restrictions that may have been placed on the material by its donors or depositors. Materials in Archives & Special Collections do not circulate and must be viewed in the McDonald Reading Room. The Reading Room Policy governs conduct in the reading room and is designed to secure and protect materials for future use.
Wifi is available throughout the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, including the reading room.
If you anticipate that you will soon visit us to conduct your research in the Archives & Special Collections reading room, you can fill out the Application for Use of Materials before your visit.
Finding Aids to our archival and manuscript collections are available to browse or search in our digital repository. Books, serials and other published items can be accessed through the UConn Libraries' online catalog.
Archives & Special Collections is a sponsor of the Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series on environmental issues.